And just like that, the credits have rolled on another BendFilm Festival. The 18th annual festival wrapped up its hybrid in-person/virtual screenings Saturday, announcing winners in 20 categories.

This year also marks the first time that the festival has been included as an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films, meaning the short film winners will be submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for consideration for the prestigious awards. Those films are “Joe Buffalo,” “Noor & Layla” and “Washing Machine.”

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